Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby narmour » Wed May 21, 2014 13:29

Many thanks. There are 3 of us talking about starting this kit this weekend so this will be a useful place to share our thoughts on it.

Will check in once it's brewing.


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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby GAZ9053 » Sat May 24, 2014 13:58

Stared mine today 24.05.14, contents are BIG bag of grape juice, 2 x 15g bentonite, 2 x 20g Hungarian Oak, Red star premier cuvee yeast, 2 x kieselsol, 2 x chitosan, pot sorbate, pot met, box has a nice knock out to help pouring. So followed instructions, topped up with water added bentonite & oak, yeast packet said to hydrate in 50ml water at 38-41°c so now sat at 20°c. started at 22.4 Brix (1.092) will update

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Brycey » Sat May 31, 2014 16:35

Just tested the gravity on this.
It's down to 0996 after 14 days so still about 6 points to get to the target gravity.
I don't pay much attention to the instructions! They would have you racking it about 4 times when there's no need.
I'll let this finish in the primary then rack to secondary and start the degassing and clearing. I didn't take a sample just put the hydrometer in the fv (don't like to waste any) so i didn't get a taste but will have a taste next week when transferring.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby GAZ9053 » Sat May 31, 2014 19:39

After a week mine is down to 7.2 brix so about 0.994

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby narmour » Mon Jun 30, 2014 09:11

GAZ9053 wrote:After a week mine is down to 7.2 brix so about 0.994


Any more info on how this has turned out? I still haven't got mine on yet, it's in a queue!

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby GAZ9053 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:03

It's bottled and awaiting a bit of age. First taste is good. Nice body.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Brycey » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:40

Haven't got round to bottling mine yet!
Hopefully get it done on Thursday night.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby narmour » Tue Jul 01, 2014 08:37

I'll be doing my best to get it on at the weekend... I'm planning to leave the whole stash alone for a couple of years so I'd better get a move on!

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby narmour » Thu Jul 10, 2014 09:26

I finally got this on last night, loving the smell of the oak sachet! this is going to be a good one. SG was 1.090 so should give a nice 13% if brewed to .990

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby GAZ9053 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 19:58

Mine finished at 0.994

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby narmour » Wed Jul 16, 2014 13:07

That would be perfectly respectable! still blooping once every 30 seconds or so after nearly a week.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Kermie » Wed Sep 10, 2014 21:37

Has anyone had another taste yet? I was going to buy a bottle of this style wine at the weekend before I splashed out £75 on a kit but found it costs £17-18 in the supermarket! Maybe I should just make a kit of a wine I have tried before...
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby AltonAnt » Thu Sep 11, 2014 08:17

I haven't read anything except rave reviews for this kit. Do a google search and forums all over the world will confirm this.
I also think it was the top kit in a US winemaking list which was pretty impressive given the competition even if the article is a while back.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Kermie » Thu Sep 11, 2014 13:18

I would love to be a judge for that competition! Not sure I could do the "spit" bit though so would be trollied after a few hours... If a kit can produce a wine worth £18 for £2.50 odd no wonder it is popular though.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Brycey » Thu Sep 11, 2014 16:22

I brought a few of these to a family gathering on Sunday and everyone loved it.
It's the best wine I've made!
Would have to check my notes but it's been in the bottle roughly 2 months and i can only see this getting better and better.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby VIGNERON » Sat Sep 27, 2014 21:01

I am going to order one of these in the very near future
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby krazypara3165 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 21:30

I got one of these in the wine swap (need to post the review!) It was delicious!!

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Simecoe APA (HBF Donation)

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Galaxy Pale Ale, Woodfordes Wherry, Bella Brew Pale Ale, Strawberry and vanilla Pale Ale, Mixed fruits cider, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz.

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Rhubarb Wine, WOW rose', Elderberry wine, Mixed berries wine, Elderflower and grapefruit wine, Elderberry wine.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby GAZ9053 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 20:19

Just short of 12 months in the bottle, quite dry on the palate, good mouthfeel, smooth. glad I got another batch bottled. can see this getting a lot better with more age. Well worth the £73 price tag.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Brycey » Fri Nov 04, 2016 21:16

I've got another one of these on the go. It's been in the bottles for a month now,going to try and resist opening one until Christmas.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby JDGBrew » Fri Nov 18, 2016 18:57

Been very interested in this kit for a while. Just bought aldis amarone for 12quid.
Never had this type of wine before but what an absolute belter of a bottle. Well worth the money.
Really like this style, If this kit could get anywhere near this elcheapo amarone I'd be very happy.
Next purchase mw thinks.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Brycey » Fri Nov 18, 2016 22:31

I think I recommended the Aldi one to someone on here last year at Christmas. They were looking to spend a bit more than your usual supermarket wine. The Kendridge Showcase one is well worth the money. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby JDGBrew » Fri Nov 18, 2016 22:42

Cheers Brycey.
Have been contemplating this one for a while now, but at £75.....thats a lot of Elderberry wine.

It's such a powerful wine, really enjoyed this bottle tonight.

If the Kenridge is on par with this aldi special I'd be very happy indeed.

How long would you bulk this one for, as won't be in a hurry to drink it.
(Pretty much just chuck any kit instructions and listen to wise around these parts)
Has anyone attempted any kit modding to up the abv to say 15% or is it good enough to brew as is?

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby Brycey » Fri Nov 18, 2016 23:07

I would say it's on a par with the Aldi one . If you ever go to a nice Italian restaurant and you're willing to fork out for an expensive bottle then I would go for Amarone. As far as bulk ageing I bottle when it's ready and age in the bottles as i don't have a glass carboy. It's nice when it's young but if you can hang on to a few bottles for a year then it's really does improve. I usually try and put a kit on every three months and put 10 bottles aside for long term ageing.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby JDGBrew » Sat Nov 19, 2016 13:32

Sounds good, thanks.

Have a fair amount of fruit wine on at the minute as just getting stock levels up. Will purchase this kit and get it on before the years up.
Usually stash a few bottles of every brew as its great to find them later on and see how they've aged.
Should be a good 2017 at this rate.

Slightly off topic but I have seen a few other amarone kits going for £110 are these worth considering at all? Would there be a huge leap in quality? Thanks.


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Re: Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone

Postby JDGBrew » Tue Nov 22, 2016 09:23

Just been in touch with creativity wines regarding the out of stock Kenridge kit. They have stated that the kit had been replaced by the Atmosphere Amarone kit?
Does anyone know if this is the same kit. Says an RRP of 79.95 but they are selling for 74.95.
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